It is estimated that nearly six percent of men have a fertility problem. Ninety-percent of male infertility cases can be attributed to low sperm count. Men are strongly encouraged to donate sperm, so that others can have the chance to become a parent.
Recently, there was a Hindi filmed released about male infertility and sperm donation. No one knows for sure whether this film will be a hit with the box office. However, the number of men wishing to donate sperm has surged ever since this film has released.
Dr. Anjali Manpali, who runs an infertility clinic in Canada, stated that he has received over 60 emails in the past few days from men who want to be sperm donors. He also stated that most of these just want to know how much money they can get. They do not seem to understand the significance of being a sperm donor. Dr. Bharati Dhorepatil, who is the director of a fertility clinic in Pune has also noticed the surge in sperm donors. She believes that this movie has made people more accepting of the idea of being a sperm donor.
Manpali has stated that people have a tendency to lose their excitement when they learn about the tedious process of blood donation. Potential sperm donors have to be screened thoroughly for HIV, STDS and hepatitis. This entire process can take up to six months. Additionally, the movie portrays the notion that one can get rich from being a sperm donor. However, it is not like that in real life.
Nevertheless, physicians are excited that more men are interested in becoming sperm donors.